Sunday, October 7, 2012

Zocalo for D&D

The last stitch in the binding was just tied off and the wedding quilt is finished!  Well, except for the label, and that will go on as soon as it has come out of its first bath.

The binding is made of the grass print, applied to look like a striped fabric. 

Wavy line quilting in a cream thread gives a nice regular texture to the blocks without usurping the impact of those big Shoo Flies.

The main backing fabric is an Alexander Henry print called Zocalo.  Zocalo is the huge main public square in Mexico City and a place of long history, action, and art.  I hope this quilt sees plenty of that in this new couple's married life!

Not that I planned this, but both the backing and binding were by Alexander Henry and as a bonus the colors matched exactly.  I hope to get the young couple to send me a photo of themselves with the quilt, and permission to post it!  

11 comments:

Kate said...

Wow, beautiful quilt! The newlyweds should love it. Congrats on getting it done!

Joyful Quilter said...

Love it! The wavey line quilting is perfect...gives it a bit of a contemporary look

*karendianne. said...

Just super! I dig the binding and really really like the effect of the quilting. You do such nice work, Annie.

Shay said...

That's gorgeous Annie. Im sure the lucky couple will treasure this and use it for years to come with fond memories of the maker.

Nancy said...

It's perfect, and the newlyweds are going to love it!

Darlene said...

It's wonderful, Annie! The newlyweds are going to love it to pieces. :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's fabulous! Congrats on the great finish!

Stephanie said...

A terrific quilt that I'm sure will be loved by the very happy couple.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

This quilt turned out just great! I like how you did the binding too. A perfect gift.

Judy

Janet O. said...

Looks like a two-sided quilt! Beautiful!
How do you keep the wavy lines so straight. Doesn't makes sense, I know. Let me try again--do you mark straight lines and quilt to the side of them? Am I making any sense? : )

Libby said...

It is just perfect and so beautiful! They are sure to love it.